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NBN Co adds new speeds but not for all, Optus offers premium 4G, Cybertruck crashes on launch — Vertical Hold Episode 256

How will NBN Co’s proposed speed changes affect you? Should Optus be offering “priority” access to its 4G network? And can we talk about the Tesla Cybertruck without collapsing into a fit of giggles? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Google Wi-Fi, the death of Flash and Optus' billion dollar mobile spend: Vertical Hold Episode 137

Does Google Wi-Fi live up to the hype, or is Google cutting corners to save costs? Why is Optus spending a billion dollars on bush…

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Could Telstra's outages be good for Australian mobile broadband?

Telstra’s been hit recently with wave after wave of outages, which sucks if you’re a Telstra customer. Taking a slightly longer term view, however, this could be beneficial for everybody.

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Telstra includes MVNOs in free data day

Telstra doesn’t have many MVNOs to speak of, but if you’re on the Telstra network, you should get free data anyway.

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Apple Error 53 Paypal Blocks VPNs and Telstra Melts Down: Vertical Hold Episode 62

Is Apple ripping customers off with Error 53 iPhone bricking, or following sensible security policy? Why is PayPal refusing to take money for VPN services? What caused Telstra’s Australia-wide outage With special guest Hannah Francis!

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Foxtel Anti Piracy and Affordable Mobile Data Vertical Hold Episode 56

Foxtel has a plan to block access to piracy sites — but will it make a difference? Meanwhile, there’s some great mobile data deals available right now, but is this the beginning of a mobile data price war? All this, and much more, including Zuckerberg’s charity change of heart and the latest NBN Snafu in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Are Globalgig's 4G plans good value?

There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to data roaming when overseas, but there’s a real shortage of 4G roaming options. Globalgig’s new deal…

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Vodafone Huawei 4G Cube Review

The Vodafone Huawei 4G Cube isn’t much of a cube, as cubes go. But as a small home router with a cute design, it has…

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Vodafone's Huawei 4G Cube: Is it good value?

Vodafone’s traditionally steered clear of the fixed line broadband market, being a mobile telco and all. It’s just launched its latest product that’s aimed pretty…

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How fast is Telstra's free Wi-Fi?

Telstra’s launched its trial of its nationwide “free” Wi-Fi today. So naturally I had to test it.

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